Gifts for pop culture nerds

Amazon gift cards are swell, but if you really want to show your pop culture–obsessed friends and loved ones you care, you'll directly appeal to their interests in TV, movies, music, video games, and books. Anyone can pick up the latest blockbuster on DVD, but we've gone one better and rounded up several unique presents to serve tastes both highbrow and low. —Jen Trolio, Todd VanDerWerff, Alex Abad-Santos

Death Star waffle maker

The release of a new Star Wars movie means there's all kinds of new tie-in merch hitting the market this holiday season – but only this Force-friendly waffle maker will allow you to literally eat the Death Star for breakfast.

A Beyoncé-approved sweatshirt

Help your favorite Bey fan pay homage with one of the trendy sweatshirts she dons in her "7/11" video. We especially like this "Kale" number, which sends up the Ivy League with a nod to the veggie du jour.

Super Mario Maker

So much of the fun of Mario comes from the individual levels you race through. In Super Mario Maker, players are invited to craft their own levels or just sample any of the thousands already uploaded by others around the world.

Roku 4 & ad-free Hulu

Give the gift of binge watching with the brand-new Roku 4 set-top streaming device compatible with Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, and more. Then add a Hulu gift card to cover a few months of ad-free viewing.

Family Furnishings

Nobel laureate Alice Munro is one of today's greatest living writers, turning small stories of the interior lives of Canadians into beautiful, epic works that seem to contain the whole universe.

Justice League tarot cards

It doesn't take a fortune teller to predict a bright future for DC Comics' Justice League — the Batman v Superman movie opens 2016 — but these tarot cards drawn by Sara Richard are covetable all the same.

The collected works of Hayao Miyazaki

This Japanese animator makes whimsical, dreamlike films that tackle emotional themes with nuance. From My Neighbor Totoro to the Oscar-winning Spirited Away, they're loved by all ages.

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